Applied Learning module (LW40005)

Putting theory into practice and reflecting on experience in an external activity

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This module is an alternative to the Dissertation module.

It enables students involved in external activities relevant to their degree (such as placements, legal internships, and work with third sector organisations) to obtain academic credit for that work.

You will need to complete a set number of hours, then producing a reflective report.

The module provides an opportunity for students to put the theory (of the law studied in taught modules) into practice.

A range of seminars and workshops will be delivered by the module lead. There will also be lectures from Careers, Academic Skills Centre, and the Library Services.

You will have the opportunity to work with your peers in activities to develop your skillsets. You will also learn about employability, reflection, research, and personal development planning.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • develop the knowledge and understanding of the aspects of law relevant to their applied activity
  • develop and enhance writing and research skills

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • critically appreciate personal strengths and weaknesses
  • use learned skills to reflect and evaluate the experience and learning gained
  • engage in personal development planning

Assignments / assessment

  • coursework (100%)

This module does not have a final exam

Teaching methods / timetable

  • lectures
  • individual supervision
  • independent study

You will meet with your supervisor (who may be the module lead or another member of academic staff) for detailed discussions on your external activities and how these might relate to the academic content of your course.  


This module is available on following courses: